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Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
I have property in London and would like to buy in seattle remortgaging my property, is it possible to get international real estates?
thanks for the question ....can you clarify ? are you asking is you call obtain a new loan on the London proeprty in order to pull cash out of it to help with the efforts to buy a ne ... more
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Gerhard Swid…, Real Estate Pro in 98012
Want to sell your home now? GPlus-RealtySelling Washington One House At A time!!Gerhard Swiderski Designater Broker206-261-2440Email: GerhardHomes@hotmail.comFinding solutions that get your property… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 9, 2014 by Gerhard Swiderski Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
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I'm an international student in Seattle. I want to own a house for rent. I want to get mortgage for that house, so what should I do?
Become pre approved for a loan ....do you have verifiable income / employment ?
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Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
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What are the best neighborhoods to buy in assuming 1) we want to buy a house, 2) for $700,000 or less, 3) with a commute to downtown under 30 minutes?
Jennifer - if you are alredy in Seattle - you will know you will need to be very close to have a 30 min or less commute ...... if you are not in the city yet - consider renting or vis ... more
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Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
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Do single level homes appraise for more per square foot than multi-level homes?
the challenge on multi level home is that appraisers will discount the value of the square footage for the area that is below the ground level ( sub grade) ..this can throw off a v ... more
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Sharon Glatz…, Real Estate Pro in Mercer Island, WA
“Weekly Real Estate Activity Report for Seattle, Eastside and Mercer Island:  Read more
Blogged Fri Dec 5, 2014 by Sharon Glatz-Scott Home Buying
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Kary L. Kris…, Real Estate Pro in Renton, WA
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What is the best way to present a contingency offer?
First, you need to find out if the seller would even consider a contingent offer. Banks and bankruptcy trustees, for example, typically will not. Some though that you think might not ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
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furnace stops working 5 days after closing and buyers take possesion. furnace inspection was completed as an inspection condition. can the seller?
Mattmich,
I worked in the HVAC business for 7 years. An inspector can tell you the age of the furnace and sometimes whether it's currently operating generally in a proper way or not. ... more
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Kary L. Kris…, Real Estate Pro in Renton, WA
Kary L. Krismer answered:
furnace stops working 5 days after closing and buyers take possesion. furnace inspection was completed as an inspection condition. can the seller?
See answers in other thread, but you need to winterize your house ASAP if you have no other heat source. Water damage from a broken pipe can cause much more damage than the cost of a n ... more
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Eugene Dean, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Eugene Dean answered:
is speed hump a negative thing?
I think that speed humps are a positive feature. A lot of home buyers already have children, and they appreciate the safety measure. I think most residential neighborhoods have them. I ... more
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James Real E…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Home flipping sales declined nationwide both quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year, hitting their lowest level since the second quarter of 2009, according to RealtyTrac's Q3 2014 U.S. Home Flipping… Read more
Blogged Thu Nov 20, 2014 by James Real Estate Group Home Buying Foreclosure Investment Properties
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Laura White, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
We're noticing that Buyers are definitely looking, but are very choosy. List price is critical in this market.Home buyers are back, and they're savvy and selective, according to officials who commented… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 17, 2014 by Laura White Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Sharon Glatz…, Real Estate Pro in Mercer Island, WA
Posted on November 17, 2014 by Lisa Lewis Originally posted on Weekly Property Report: 30-year fixed mortgage rates inched up just a bit this week to a 4.125% average in the Puget Sound… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 17, 2014 by Sharon Glatz-Scott Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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NickBao, Home Buyer in Santa Ana, CA
NickBao answered:
Can I puchased a Home that has a Tax Lien as a short Sale, would a bank even lend me money?
This is a complex case of short sale since it involved with multiple properties and liens. The best way is consult an escrow officer (or real estate attorney) to analyze the situation.
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Frank Dolski…, Real Estate Pro in 18901
There are many reasons why people move and perhaps they may move multiple times. As an Associate Broker/Realtor® servicing the Bucks, Montgomery, and Chester counties as well as greater Philadelphia region,… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 12, 2014 by Frank Dolski Associate Broker Home Buying Home Selling Home Ownership
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Stephen Mitc…, Real Estate Pro in Pembroke Pines, FL
Stephen Mitchell answered:
I am trying to purchase a modest home in my area. I am looking at homes in the range of 55,000- 65,000K range. I have a total down payment of 40,000
Great question Becky! Depending, on your credit you might have some issues finding a place but that shouldn't discourage you in your search for a home. I would suggest going to a bank/l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
Sharon Glatz…, Real Estate Pro in Mercer Island, WA
Posted on November 5, 2014 by Lisa Lewis2The Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) released the overview of October’s real estate statistics for our region. Buyers are savvy about pricing, are… Read more
Blogged Sun Nov 9, 2014 by Sharon Glatz-Scott Market Conditions Home Buying Home Ownership
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Andrew Plyma…, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL
Andrew Plymale answered:
I am going to be moving to a different state. I want to buy a house. How long do I have to work at this new location before attempting to get a loan?
As long as it is in the same industry job type but new enployer and income is same or more you are fine. May require 2 months pay stubs. If it is with the same company just a relocation ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2014 Home Buying in Seattle
mattdalek47, Other/Just Looking in Columbus, OH
mattdalek47 answered:
Should I be worried if the home has a grinder sump pump in basement?
I would contact a pump company to inspect it for you and possibly repair it if need be. The best thing you can do in this situation is get a professional on your side. They know what to ... more
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Meg (Mega-Pr…, Real Estate Pro in 98402
Seller Financing is HOT in Washington State as buyers and sellers alike look at non-traditional real estate sales through an Alternative Purchase Program.  Many property owners are looking toward the… Read more
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